- Fall 1997 (according to Miracle on Third Street)
- This episode has the longest title of the series.
- Clips of this episode were included in Toon Disney's "Weekend Bonus Stacks" promo.
- Technically, since James was a spy he was actually a John Andre (who was a spy for the British during the Revolutionary War) because Benedict Arnold was an American who switched to the British.
- This is one of the few episodes mentioned in the movie, Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street.
- This episode, along with "Hustler's Apprentice", premiered exactly two years after Recess premiered on ABC.
- This was the final episode to be written by Michael Kramer.
- This is a rare time where Randall is on the gang's side.
- The title of this episode may be an allusion to John Le Carre's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
- This episode was paired with "A Genius Among Us" outside the US.
- T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
- Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
- Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
- Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
- Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
- Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
- Miss Finster - April Winchell
- Miss Grotke - Allyce Beasley
- Principal Prickly - Dabney Coleman
- Randall Weems - Ryan O'Donohue
- Ashley Armbruster - Anndi McAfee
- Lunchlady Irma - Tress MacNeille
- Superintendent Skinner - John Astin
- James Stone - Jason Marsden
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